Blessings and Sudden Intimacies : Musings of a Pediatric Intensivist
This memoir follows the journey of a pediatric ICU physician, with recollections of many specific patients and their families, and the relationships he developed with them. It also chronicles his growth as a young adult preparing for a medical career, through parenthood, and finally grandparenthood. Dr. Stidham recalls moments that are tender and touching, others that are painful or frightening, and some that are just hilarious. Dr. Stidham's journey is really two journeys, in parallel. One is his journey in medicine, as a deeply feeling pediatrician, specially trained to care for the most critically ill children and their families. The other is his journey as a husband, father, and finally grandfather. There is something in the story of these two journeys that will resonate with readers of many different types and backgrounds.
- Paperback | 178 pages
- 152 x 229 x 10mm | 245g
- 29 Feb 2016
- Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
- Illustrations, black and white
About Greg Stidham M D
Greg Stidham is a retired pediatric intensivist, a pediatrician specialized in the care of critically ill children. These children are the sickest and most seriously injured in pediatric medicine. During Dr. Stidham's career, many of these children survived their life-threatening disorders and thrived, and some of them did not. Dr. Stidham trained in pediatrics at the Medical College of Ohio and in pediatric critical care at Johns Hopkins. He was the Chief of Critical Care and Professor of Pediatrics at the University of Tennessee and LeBonheur Children's Medical Center in Memphis, Tennessee for twenty-eight years. He was also the first chairperson of the Bioethics Committee at Lebonheur and created the first pediatric palliative care program in the region before finishing his career at Queen's University and Kingston General Hospital in Kingston, Ontario. Dr. Stidham lives in Kingston with his wife, Pam, and their two foundling, now-geriatric dogs, P.D. (PuppyDog) and Minnie, and frequently visits his two sons in Toronto and Denver, and his (so far) six grandchildren.